Benefits through COBRA continuation coverage are identical to the benefits offered to current active employees. COBRA participants are subject to the same benefit and rate changes as active employees under the Plan.
A qualified beneficiary who has elected continuation coverage can choose to cover a newborn child, adopted child, or a new spouse who joins the family of the qualified beneficiary on or after the date of the qualifying event, subject to Plan enrollment period provisions as to when an eligible dependent may be enrolled. Coverage of such new family members ceases at the same time as the continuation coverage of the qualified beneficiary. New family members, except for children born to the covered employee or placed for adoption with the covered employee, do not become qualified beneficiaries.